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Primary Election 2024

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ELECTION RECAP

Georgians make their picks in primary

Voters were choosing candidates for Congress, Georgia Supreme Court and county offices

Fulton DA Willis easily defeats primary challenger

Lucy McBath coasts to primary win in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath won her primary and will be the Democratic nominee in Georgia's 6th Congressional District in west metro Atlanta.

Check out Tuesday’s primary election results

Top Stories

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6 students injured in crash involving school bus in Newton

Several students were injured Tuesday in a crash involving a school bus in Newton County, the sheriff’s office said.

Ports Authority says it won’t fund $1B-plus Savannah bridge replacement

Georgia Ports Authority officials made it clear they don’t intend to be a funding source for a new, higher bridge projected to cost $1.17 billion.

CNN Center’s next life could resemble Ponce City Market or the Battery

Rebranded as ‘The Center,’ the landmark Atlanta office building looks unrecognizable in new renderings

Georgia quarterback seeks $10 million in damages from Florida Gators

Bulldogs quarterback Jaden Rashada, who just transferred to UGA from Arizona State, has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the University of Florida and the Gators’ f...

Graduation

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‘The best HBCU commencement address ever’?

Clark Atlanta University associate professor, Daniel Black, delivered a 2024 graduation speech that has gone viral nationally and internationally — receiving tens of thousands...

OPINION

Who would want to be a university president these days? Not me

A UGA professor emeritus says the job of college president has lost its luster in the wake of protests and the continued politicization of higher education.

Fallout continues for Emory president after protest crackdown

Trump Trials

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Defense rests without ex-President Trump testifying in his hush money trial

The jury was sent home for a week, until May 28, when closing arguments are expected

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LISTEN: “Breakdown” current season: “The Trump Indictment” podcast

This award-winning podcast investigates Georgia’s most important cases. Listen to Season 10: The indictment of Donald Trump.

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Stay informed on Trump & Co.’s trials in Fulton County, Ga., and beyond. Our reporters provide on-the-ground coverage to help explain charges against the former president.

Memorial Day

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Memorial Day weekend commemorations, celebrations presented across Atlanta

The holiday weekend also is the unofficial start of summer, which will be celebrated in a variety of ways — festivals, parades, outdoor concerts and much more

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day: Do you know the difference?

Both focus on Americans who have served in the military, but for different reasons

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2024 brings a world of talent to Piedmont Park

Atlanta Jazz Fest 2024 brings local and international musicians, including André 3000, Paquito D'Rivera 3000 and Lizz Wright, to Piedmont Park.

Sponsored Content

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9 things you can do to make life better with your partner
Doing life all by yourself can be hard work. There are many benefits to having a loving partner, and making life a lot...

The retirement ‘magic number’ has ballooned 53% since 2020
Experts say the average American needs nearly $1.5 million to retire in 2024. It’s a value many will find unattainable...

3 benefits of pineapple that go beyond taste
Pineapples are a tasty symbol of hospitality dating back to the 1400s. This prickly fruit that comes with its own crown...
Crime and Safety

Hampton officer critical, struck by vehicle while directing traffic

An off-duty Hampton police officer is in the hospital after being hit by a vehicle while directing traffic Monday, according to officials.

Mike Luckovich

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May 21 cartoon: Turned upside down

The AJC's Mike Luckovich shares his latest takes on current events.

Latest news

Georgia

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A roundup of every congressional primary race in Georgia

A guide to every Georgia congressional primary race on the ballot for the May 21, 2024, primary.

David Scott wins 13th District Congressional primary without need for runoff

U.S. Rep. David Scott is the Democratic nominee in Georgia's 13th Congressional District in east metro Atlanta.

Lucy McBath coasts to primary win in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath won her primary and will be the Democratic nominee in Georgia's 6th Congressional District in west metro Atlanta.

Opinion

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OPINION

Atlanta’s Anthony ‘Ant Man’ Edwards proves what’s possible

If we invest in young athletes, they might not have to leave their communities to find success.

OPINION

Biden should govern like a Roosevelt. But Teddy, not Franklin.

Hardworking, taxpaying middle-class families of this country need someone who will provide consumer protection.

Readers write

Georgia Voter Voices

In deepest red Georgia, voters cling to small-town life

To learn more about the people who will decide the 2024 election, the AJC is reporting from some very different and important counties to see what’s driving citizens to vote.

In this toss-up east Georgia county, voters get strategic

Washington County voters split their ticket, depending on the race

In this Middle Georgia county, elections are always a toss-up

To learn more about the people who will decide the 2024 election, the AJC is reporting from some very different and important counties to see what’s driving citizens to vote.

In coastal Georgia, voters swim against current of apathy

Latest politics

US

CNN nabbing presidential debate deemed a coup for cable network

CNN is hosting the first of two presidential debates in Atlanta on Jun 27.

How will new Chinese tariffs affect Georgia business? It’s complicated

President Joe Biden on Tuesday raised tariffs in an effort to protect American electric vehicle and solar panel industries from cheap Chinese imports, ramping up an ongoing tr...

Biden, Trump agree to June debate in Atlanta

President Joe Biden said he has accepted an invitation from CNN for a June 27 debate in Atlanta against former President Donald Trump, setting the stage for a potential summer

Trump in Court

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Fulton DA Willis easily defeats primary challenger

Trump judge McAfee wins full term on Fulton bench

Round 2 of fight to remove Fani Willis from Trump Fulton case gears up

Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta began sending thousands of pages of documents to the Georgia Court of Appeals over the weekend, teeing up the second round of fighting ...

Food & Dining

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Where to eat at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Hungry and waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport? Use this guide to food shops and restaurants by concourse at the Atlanta airport for Concourse T t

Atlantans recall fond memories of Red Lobster amid closures

For devotees of Red Lobster, the closing of 50 locations, including three restaurants in Georgia, is personal.

Little Rey opens in Buckhead and more metro Atlanta restaurant news from the week

Little Rey opens in Buckhead and more metro Atlanta restaurant news from the week.

Food tour: Douglasville serves up surprises

Downtown Douglasville packs a flavorful punch for such a modest-sized city.

Unapologetically ATL

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UniverSoul Circus comes to Atlantic Station for its 30th anniversary

For three decades, the UniverSoul Circus has celebrated Black culture under the big top with music, performances and entertainment from across the globe.

Social media outraged at video of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs assaulting Cassie Ventura

OPINION

It may be time for Anita Baker to drop the mic

Angela Tuck, a retired Atlanta journalist and Anita Baker fan, writes a personal essay on Baker's last-minute cancellation in Atlanta.

New song from Big Zak and Greg Street honors Rico Wade, Clay Evans

Atlanta songwriter and radio legend come together for song honoring fallen music pioneers.

Things to Do

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Memorial Day weekend commemorations, celebrations presented across Atlanta

3 beautiful places in Georgia you might not know about

These three locales are close enough to Atlanta that you visit during a weekend getaway

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2024 brings a world of talent to Piedmont Park

Atlanta Jazz Fest 2024 brings local and international musicians, including André 3000, Paquito D'Rivera 3000 and Lizz Wright, to Piedmont Park.

Lifestyle

Sad girl playlists might be good for you, experts say

Consider adding sad music to your self-care routine for happier days

Island owned by ‘richest pirate in history’ is a treasure you can buy

Known simply as Black's Island, the private Florida getaway was named after notorious Black Sam Bellamy — "the Robin Hood of Pirates." Now it's for sale at $50 million.

‘Shrimp challenge’ on TikTok is a one-legged squat to test your balance

Those who can do it ‘likely have strong quads and glutes and a good understanding of their center of gravity,’ physical therapist says

Arts & Culture

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day: Do you know the difference?

Both focus on Americans who have served in the military, but for different reasons

Bookshelf: WWII bomber jacket book a photographer’s passion project

Local photographer's passion project turns into a coffee table book of WWII bomber jackets.

Art, text and artifacts tell unflinching stories about slavery at Montgomery park

New Freedom Monument Sculpture Park in Montgomery, Alabama, reclaims the narrative of Black history in the United States.

Entertainment

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Atlanta anchor Blair Miller advocates for adopted son after sister is killed

Since arriving as an evening anchor at Atlanta’s CBS affiliate WANF-TV last September, Blair Miller has been the unflappable news anchor informing viewers about murder and tra

Zac Brown seeks restraining order from estranged wife over Instagram posts

Atlanta’s Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band is seeking a temporary restraining order from his estranged wife Kelly Yazdi that would force her to remove an unspecified Instagram

Who won ‘American Idol’ season 22?

Georgian Will Moseley entered the "American Idol" finale in a solid position to win season 22 but alas, did not.

Health

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Georgia had third-highest increase in ACA health insurance enrollment

Medicaid ‘unwinding’ decried as biased against disabled people

Medicaid unwinding is particularly tough on disabled people. Many have been left with no help without any notice beforehand.

Changing weather could send smoke from Canadian wildfires down to Atlanta

The Canadian wildfire smoke hovering over the Midwest since Monday poses little immediate risk to Atlanta, but changing weather could bring it to the Southeast in the coming w...

Travel

3 beautiful places in Georgia you might not know about

These three locales are close enough to Atlanta that you visit during a weekend getaway

What to know before booking a national park trip this summer

Spend the night in a Gettysburg battlefield house

The Michael Bushman and John Slyder houses, both of which played significant roles in the battle of Gettysburg, will be available for overnight stays starting May 24.

News Partners

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New universally accessible treehouse opens at Covington park

The treehouse at Chimney Park is nestled in 12 acres of woodlands and features multiple levels for kids to play.

40 students at Newton County school become published authors

Fourth-grade students at Porterdale Elementary School were given the red carpet treatment after reaching their goal to become published authors.

Atlanta Falcons donate $30,000 for middle school girls flag football

Georgia high school girls flag football has grown from a handful of teams in one county to over 250 across the state. Now, it’s going to be offered at the middle school level.

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Investigations

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Atlanta tenants expose Millennia Housing’s dangerous trend of negligence

Without a real plan from the city outlining its redevelopment plans, Atlanta’s low-income tenants are worried they will be stuck living in poor conditions for the foreseeable ...

INVESTIGATIONS

Two high-ranking Ga. prison employees accused in sex cases

Two officials — one at Pulaski State Prison and one at Arrendale State Prison in Georgia — were arrested for alleged sexual contact with prisoners.

Gov. Kemp signs bill to ease Georgia zoning restrictions on drug treatment centers

Gov.

Video

Sheriff Levon Allen leads in the race for Clayton County Sheriff

Sheriff Levon Allen leads in the race for Clayton County Sheriff

Sheriff Pat Labat wins Fulton County Sheriff

Sheriff Pat Labat wins Fulton County Sheriff

Judge overseeing Trump Georgia case wins full 4-year term to the bench

Judge overseeing Trump Georgia case wins full 4-year term to the bench

Photos

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Photos: Dream defeat Dallas in home opener

AJC photos from the Dream's 2024 WNBA home opener against Dallas on May 21, 2024. The Dream defeated the Wings, 83-78.

Photos: Braves lose to the Cubs

Photos from the Braves vs. Cubs game on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The Braves lost 4-3 in 10 innings.

PHOTOS: Renderings of The Center, formerly known as CNN Center

Podcasts

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The Bow Tie Chronicles: Falcons putting in the work during OTAs

LISTEN

State Senate majority whip discusses hopes for Georgia GOP in the years ahead

Senate Majority Whip recaps Georgia GOP convention and talks future of Republican Party.

LISTEN: ‘The Trump Indictment’ podcast — ‘Goodbye for Now’

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's 'Breakdown': Two figures in the Trump racketeering trial, DA Fani Willis and Judge Scott McAfee, face Election Day.